I am blown away, well not literally but, wow. As I look back at 2012, so much has changed. I have learned and grown. I have made sacrifices, changes and mistakes.
As I look forward to 2013, I have a new passion for life. I enter this year as a strong, beautiful, real, spiritual woman who is trusting in and loved by God. I enter this year with goals...actually, a life plan. I enter this year with a new core nucleus, friends, family, who love me unconditionally...and know me, the real me. I enter this year, knowing what I want out of life.
I also enter this year with a new passion. Organ donation. I have been a donor all of my adult life. I donate blood every time I am able to. I love it when my phone rings, informing me that my blood has been used to help someone in need.
A few weeks ago, I learned of a dire need within my circle of friends. A kind man, a single father, a fellow human, is dying. He is in kidney failure. He suffers from PKD, a genetic disease that has caused him to lose kidney function.
When the call went out, beckoning for one to come who had the right blood type, I answered the call. In order to be a Living Donor, you must be very healthy, meet certain criteria, and pass several weeks of extensive testing. I have one day left of testing and if all goes well, we will be starting 2013 off with surgery.
Please pray that all goes well. My friend needs this more than anything right now. Have a great and wonderful New Year, and thank you so much for reading and making Texas Lady all it was in 2012. I love you all!!